Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Glenn Frey was much on our minds last night as we sat down for our weekly rehearsal. Like everyone, we were stunned and saddened by the death of The Eagles' co-founder. In fact, one of Glenn Frey's first hit singles with The Eagles -- the Jack Tempchin composition, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" -- was among the first tunes The Flood ever tackled. Now, a year before The Flood came into being, Roger Samples and David Peyton had already worked up a sweet rendition of the song, which around that time was playing on the radio every 15 minutes or so. Then a year or so later, when Dave and Rog came together with Joe Dobbs and Charlie Bowen to form The Flood, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" was naturally a regular on the set list. Well, neither Rog nor Dave nor Joe was in the room last night, but Randy and Sam and Doug and Charlie dusted off that fine old song, thinking of them, and especially of Mr. Frey, whose music was so much a part of our growing up.

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